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by ARLnow.com Sponsor October 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0

Information-packed home buying class in Arlington to be held on Nov. 6, 13 and 20. The first three to attend get a free Google Chromecast!

Reasons to Buy Even If You Plan on Moving in a Few Years:

  • You will receive the benefit of tax deductions on mortgage interest and real estate taxes.
  • You lock in a monthly payment versus ever increasing rent payments.
  • Start building your rental portfolio or sell the home for profit when it is time to leave.

Attend the free Home Buyer Class hosted by Orange Line Living and learn all of our tips and get $1,500 towards your next home purchase!

You will get a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process – there’s more to know than you’d think. The Orange Line Living Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more. There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.

Benefits of Attending

  • $1,500 credit towards your new home or towards early lease termination
  • 12-month home buy-back guarantee
  • $500 appraisal credit from Pure Mortgage
  • Wine and cheese
  • AND the first 3 to attend will receive a Google Chromecast!

The event is hosted by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent. Dan and his team have developed a special process that has allowed them to help over one thousand local families buy or sell their home.

Details

Space is limited so be sure to register at arlingtonhomebuyerclass.com

by ARLnow.com Sponsor October 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Alair Homes, a large North American residential construction business, has launched in Arlington. We need local Project Managers
who are self motivated with residential construction project management experience for our growing company.

We offer flexible/independent working environment that provides a higher quality of life and puts you in charge of your income. Most of our work is right here in Arlington or a short drive just outside the county.

Alair Homes provides comprehensive Project Management Training, has proprietary software and an online system to insure our PM’s have the tools to work at their best without a lot of hand holding. Alair has partnered with an established local Arlington builder who has a backlog of work and is looking for help now.

For more information, contact Chad Hackmann at 202-409-1280 or [email protected].

by ARLnow.com Sponsor October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Property: 5136 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria VA
Auction: Wednesday, November 1 at noon
Previews: Oct 18 from 10-11 a.m. and Oct 25 from 11 a.m.-noon

Opportunity knocks! Two story office condominium in Skyline Court. Perfect for professionals or investors!

The property is currently leased to 2 tenants but leases can be terminated by new owner with 30 day notice. Great location convenient to Alexandria, Arlington and DC! The ground level is configured as a massage spa with a large reception area, 3 treatment rooms, a break room, utility room and 1/2 bath.

The upstairs is laid out as office space with a large open office/reception area and 4 private offices along with a storage room and 1/2 bath. There is ample parking in front of the building.

Complete financials and leases can be found on tranzon.com. 2% paid to registered brokers.

Contact:

Tranzon Fox
Jeff Stein
[email protected]
888-621-2110

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 21, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Why is a zipper a problem for a sniper?

On Wednesday, September 27, join economist Tyler Cowen and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a conversation with “America’s funniest science writer,” Mary Roach. The conversation is part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler event series, and will be open to the public. A book signing will immediately follow the event.

Click here to register.

Roach’s latest book is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Grunt examines the science behind keeping soldiers’ bodies and minds intact, alert, and sane in the extreme conditions that come with war.

Like Roach’s other books, Grunt combines fascinating science with the perfect amount of humor and accessibility to explore life’s most interesting peculiarities. Roach’s work isn’t afraid to “go there” as she explores taboo topics such as sex, the nitty gritty of life in space, dead bodies, and what happens to food after you eat it.

Roach’s perspective frequently comes from a first-hand experience as she offers up herself — and sometimes her husband — to participate in unconventional science experiments, including agreeing to wear ultrasound equipment during coitus.

In Conversations with Tyler, economist and George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen explores the world of ideas in one-on-one dialogues with today’s top thinkers. Past guests include Lawrence H. Summers, Malcolm Gladwell, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Atul Gawande.

Mary Roach’s skillful wit and creative approach to science makes her the perfect candidate for a conversation with Tyler. Come prepared to laugh, learn, and unlock some of life’s most interesting mysteries.

Register for the event here.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Walk in the door at Next Phase Arlington any time of day and you’ll be greeted with the kind of enthusiasm and energy that comes exclusively from people busy doing what they love. Creating a “Happy Place” for the Arlington community is Next Phase’s #1 priority — they just happen to be a kick-ass fitness studio, too.

Located in the Courthouse neighborhood, at 2009 14th Street N., Next Phase’s class schedule boasts a heart-thumping lineup of high intensity interval training (HIIT) classes including TRX, Tabata, Barre and something they like to call HIIT Pilates: Pilates reformer training partnered with high intensity intervals for a well-rounded, albeit sweaty, workout.

But sweaty group exercise classes (and smiles) are not all Next Phase brings to the Arlington scene. Offering in-house nutritionists and personal trainers, Next Phase also designs customized programs built to nurture optimum health and happiness on an individual level. Consultations are free, and the programs are intentionally developed to serve each individual’s needs.

Best of all, Next Phase offers all of these services without the commitment of a membership — no strings attached. Sure, you can subscribe to their monthly unlimited plan, but they’ll pause your account whenever you ask them to or cancel it with no questions asked or charging fees. Next Phase wants you to be happy and healthy — all the other stuff is flexible.

This boutique fitness studio offers more than impressive, innovative instructors and fitness class formats. The Next Phase community will elevate you, encourage you to keep moving when you think you can’t and then sit down and have a beer with you.

This is no joke – just yesterday Next Phase crushed their Tabata workout outside Courthaus Social and then headed to happy hour. They were also out on the town over the weekend, demoing their signature Super Circuit at Discover Arlington’s Wellness + Fitness Festival. But, if this is the first you’re hearing about Next Phase, it’s all good – you can stop by the studio any time of day, and you’re sure to be greeted like family.

Curious yet? Your first class is always free. Create an account to access your free class, and bring a friend.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm 0

 

No matter how fascinated we are by the beauty of a new language, it seems like there is always a critical period where we encounter many excuses that deter us from even starting the process!

We have all been there; one minute we are excited about the idea of learning a new language, and the next, we make all kinds of excuses and pause from the initial excitement.

Read about three popular language learning myths that we create in order to justify our procrastination when it comes to learning a new language.

1) Age

  • “I am too old for this; I will never learn.”

While there are some studies that support the idea that children have an easier time learning a second language, there is nothing to suggest there’s an age at which learning abilities disappear for good. So, put this myth to rest and start learning that language that you have been meaning to study for years.

Also, here is an extra incentive: Think about the advantages that your age gives you, you have been speaking your native language for quite some time, and your innate knowledge of its grammar and sounds will be helpful when trying to learn a new language from scratch. So what are you waiting for? Go try it now (Actually, hang on, let’s finish this article first!).

2) Time

  • “I’m too busy; I don’t have time to waste.”

Let’s start by making it clear that time spent learning a new language is not time wasted. There are many advantages to learning a new language. That’s an entirely different article in itself. It’s true that, as adults, we have a lot on our plates and often find it difficult to make time for learning. In this case, it helps if we change our perception of learning from being “a waste of time” to being “an investment” that will bring us personal, social and even economic benefits in the future.

Also, it is important to realize that learning is not exclusive to classrooms, nor does it need to be time-consuming. You can try to listen to language podcasts while walking to work, or when you’re working out, or you can also squeeze in a mini-lesson while waiting for an appointment. Remember to make it fun, and not see it as an obligation or as homework. Once you see your own progress, oftentimes that’s all you need to keep pushing forward.

3) Money

  • “Learning a new language is too expensive; I don’t have that kind of money.”

This excuse is probably the one that’s used most often, but it is also the easiest to solve. Just as learning a new language doesn’t have to be a boring burden, it doesn’t have to break the bank as well. Thanks to the Internet, we now have access to many affordable, helpful resources. Make use of these and take advantage of the many sites and applications designed to make learning easier for you.

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Arlington Construction Management, a locally owned and operated residential home builder and remodeler, is looking for supervisor/project manager to work with its client base in creating their dream homes.

ACM is seeking a self-motivated individual with experience in residential or commercial construction, who’s looking for a more flexible/independent work environment that provides a higher quality of life. Most of our work is right here in Arlington or a short drive just outside the county.  We are in the process of affiliating with a large north american organization that will provide additional training and advancement potential.

For more information, contact Chad Hackmann at 703-224-4428 or [email protected]. To apply, send your work history and contact info with a current address.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 11, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

WBU Associate PictureYour local Wild Birds Unlimited (2437 N. Harrison Street) is dedicated to the hobby of backyard bird feeding. We provide quality bird food and supplies to all of your backyard birds.

The position of Sales Associate can be either a part-time or full-time position that reports to the franchise owner or manager. The primary responsibility of a Sales Associate is to provide a high-energy customer experience.

Selling / Customer Experience:

  • Understands that the high-energy customer experience is the #1 priority.
  • Uses successful selling skills to satisfy the customer and complete the sale.
  • Wears the logo name badge and logo apparel while working on the sales floor.

Merchandising:

  • Understands and communicates the store’s merchandise and target products to the customer.
  • Completes the changing of displays, signing and the restocking of merchandise as directed by management.

Personnel Management:

  • Demonstrates a positive, enthusiastic and professional demeanor.
  • Attends store meetings as required.
  • Completes any other duties as assigned.

Administrative Control:

  • Adheres to all store policies and procedures regarding the ringing of all transactions, any administrative duties and scheduling.
  • Completes accurate and legible paperwork.

Store Maintenance:

  • Maintains good housekeeping standards to help present a clean and well-presented store.
  • Helps keep store and backroom clean & organized.

Please call (703) 241-3988 or come in to pick up an application!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor September 7, 2017 at 11:35 am 0

It’s not quite a Grand Opening, but it is a big step and a new beginning for Dr. Ujjwal Shakya and the staff of MMA & Sports Rehab in South Arlington.

After almost 3 years of building a patient population inside Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts at 1041 S. Edgewood Street — near Columbia Pike — Dr. Shakya has moved his physical therapy practice two doors down to his own clinic at 1033 S. Edgewood on the same street.

Dr. Shakya says the clinic treats more than just the MMA competitor or athlete. “About 5 to 10 percent of our patients are MMA athletes,” he says. “Most patients have a number of sports-related injuries, chronic pain syndrome and acute pain/injuries from everyday activities.”

It helps that Dr. Shakya active in sports, which clearly helps him understand injuries specific to athletes. He has been practicing martial arts, particularly Muay Thai, for the last six years and plays cricket for the DC Royal Cricket Club locally.

Dr. Shakya believes that the clinic has experienced rapid growth and positive feedback because of widespread word-of-mouth referrals, evident by the sincere and abundant praises on Yelp, Google Plus and other social media platforms. He wholeheartedly appreciates patients for their kind words about his services.

The MMA & Sports Rehab practice includes multi-disciplinary approaches to disorders of general orthopedic, vestibular (balance), neurological and sports nature. Patients are likely to experience any combination of therapeutic exercises, Kinesio taping, soft tissue mobilization, Myofascial Release, Blood Flow Restriction training, Dry Needling and other manual therapies.

Dr. Shakya says, “We perform various manual therapy techniques along with specific therapeutic exercises, and patient education is a big part of our practice. We focus on a combination of excellent patient service, focused and effective therapy.”

But perhaps most crucially, Dr. Shakya sees a patient not as a single complaint to fix, but as a comprehensive and holistic person. “We see the patient as a whole person rather than just a pain in the neck or a low back ache,” he says.

For instance, he says, if the complaint is an ailing ankle, “We address the hip, the knee and the core. The patient is a full person, not just an ankle. I try to find the source of the symptoms, the source of the pain.”

Dr. Shakya, who is originally from Nepal, has the unique distinction of being one of the few physical therapists he knows of with double-doctorates: Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Manual Therapy, in addition to being a Board Certified Sports Specialist.

There are more credentials, and you can see them on the clinic’s website.

The transition from the gym setting to the clinic setting affords patients with opportunities for relief in both locations as Shakya’s practice continues to have access to Pentagon MMA.

The bottom line on the expansion of the business into its own clinic says something about the care and treatment patients experience at MMA & Sports Rehab. “Our patients have continued to support us and we are proud to provide exceptional care with expertise,” the doctor says.

For more information about MMA & Sports Rehab, see the website here, call 703-884-7084 or email at [email protected]. The preceding was sponsored by MMA & Sports Rehab and written by Buzz McClain.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 31, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

An exclusive home buying class is being held on Sept. 11 and 18 in Arlington.

The first 3 to attend each class get a free Roku Express!

Looking for a home in a great location but without the high costs? Consider an older home.

  1. Older homes will save you money on your real estate taxes because the assessed value is lower.
  2. In the DC metro region, an older home can save you $50,000 and more compared to newer construction homes in the same neighborhood.
  3. You can always renovate the home later, leaving you with a modern home with more character.

Attend the Home Buyer Class hosted by Orange Line Living and Get $1,500 Towards Your Next Home Purchase!

You will get a comprehensive explanation of the home purchasing process – there’s more to know than you’d think. The Orange Line Living Team will be teaching all of the acronyms and definitions you will need, what happens at each stage of your transaction, real strategies on how to negotiate a lower purchase price, the different type of loans available, and much more. There will be local specialists from multiple industries in attendance, so come with questions.

Benefits of Attending

  • $1,500 credit towards your new home or towards early lease termination
  • 12-month home buy-back guarantee
  • Food and drinks provided
  • AND the first 3 to attend will receive a Roku Express!

The event is hosted by best-selling author and top nationally-ranked real estate agent Dan Lesniak, author of The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent. Dan and his team have developed a special process that has allowed them to help over one thousand local families buy or sell their home.

Details

Space is limited so be sure to register at arlingtonhomebuyerclass.com!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 24, 2017 at 8:00 am 0

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homezen saves you thousands by making it easy to sell your home without an agent.

As fall cools down and the housing market heats up, homezen can save you up to $30,000 or more by helping you sell without an agent.

homezen has already helped 28 homesellers in DC, Virginia, and Maryland save more than $600,000 this year.

What’s homezen? homezen is a digital service that makes it easy to sell your home quickly without an agent and saves you the broker’s commission.

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How? For a low flat fee they give you everything you need, including help pricing, professional photography and they get you on the MLS (and Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and other sites buyers and agents use).

Oh, and they have the lockbox and paperwork covered too. Their professionals support you all the way through the process, so you can go through each step with confidence.

homezen even makes it easy to get started with a free instant home valuation, and you can schedule a free call with one of homezen’s experts to learn more.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for homezen today.

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by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm 0

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are rapidly approaching the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. The days are shorter, the leaves are beginning to change color and local businesses are pushing their holiday marketing efforts.

When we discussed how to increase your revenue without relying on discounts and sales, we mentioned the need for creating personalized and memorable customer experiences. Holidays present a great opportunity for marketing to your customers around a topic that is relevant, that they’re fully aware of and that they’re interested in.

Here are a few simple ways to get creative with your local holiday marketing that works in conjunction with your digital signage and will keep your clients interested in following your brand.

Oktoberfest: Whether you choose to don Lederhosen or not, it’s hard to ignore that Oktoberfest events have continued to gain popularity in the local area, especially amongst millennials. Take advantage of this celebration by promoting happy hour specials or outdoor Biergarten parties.

Lighting of the National Christmas Tree: This time-honored tradition has been a staple of Washington Christmas celebrations for more than 90 years. Create templates that show off your holiday and American spirit for this historic event by displaying a slideshow of previous Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies alongside your regularly scheduled content. You could even host your very own holiday lighting ceremony for customers or guests!

New Year’s Eve in the City: As we close out the year and welcome a new one, all of our local communities showcase an impressive display of colorful fireworks at midnight. How can your business ring in the new year?

Engage your clients with crowdsourced social media. Ask your customers to submit their photos and New Year’s Resolutions with a custom hashtag and then display the content in-store. They will be thrilled to see their posts on your screen as they countdown to midnight! It’s a cheap and fun method to build customer engagement.

White House Easter Egg Roll: Since the 1800s, local children and their families have been invited to the White House Lawn for the Easter Egg Roll. Decorate your templates like you would do with an Easter egg, or hide rabbits and eggs in your designs for kids to discover. Additionally, you could run kid-friendly events for your business that the whole family can enjoy.

Cherry Blossom Festival: When winter begins to thaw, the cherry blossom trees quickly steal the spotlight in D.C. Rows of beautiful pink blooms give way to some brilliant marketing ideas. Decorate your display templates with cherry blossom frames and springtime coloring.

Fourth of July: There’s something special about celebrating Independence Day on the lawn of the National Mall. Make a bang with your red, white and blue themed designs and include motion graphic fireworks to woo customers.

Local businesses that can creatively adjust their marketing strategies during the holiday season will drive sales and maintain high levels of customer engagement. A digital signage strategy that takes advantage of theses occasions is sure to bring attention to any store or business.

Jacqueline Hoffmann is a Solutions Consultant at Mvix, a leading provider of content-rich digital signage solutions. She leads the Washington, D.C. team, working with designers and engineers to build digital signage networks that connect brands with people. To learn more about Mvix, please visit www.mvixdigitalsignage.com or call 703.584.4304.

by Buzz McClain August 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

When Daniel Fishman bought his first new car a few years ago he fell into a trap most new car owners fall into: A compulsion to keep that showroom gleam.

“But I found that living in a city apartment without a hose at my disposal made that difficult,” he says. “It was hard to keep my baby clean.”

That’s when it dawned on him that the car washing business was ready for a disruptor, an internet-based service that would essentially deliver a car washing service the way ride-hailing apps deliver rides.

Fishman and partner Dinko Badic launched WashMyCar, LLC, last summer. Car owners schedule their washes via a superbly friction-less web-based application or an old-fashioned phone call an hour or two before they want the service.

Car washes start at $22 for an exterior hand wash.

“We spend a minimum of 50 minutes on a hand wash,” Fishman says. “But we’ll spend up to three hours if a customer orders a full slate of the services we offer.”

That includes tire shines ($8), interior cleaning ($45) and hand waxing ($32). Customers may also sign up for a subscription for scheduling the service at regular intervals.

“We describe our service as somewhere between a machine wash–which isn’t as safe as hand washing–and a full-on detailing service, but we’re far less expensive,” he said.

WashMyCar is not the usual service you get from the soap splashing teens raising money for their high school bands at the gas station. Fishman and Badic are serious about providing a quality service that earns high praise. “We have 100 percent positive customer feedback, and we want to keep it that way,” Fishman says.

Which is why they bring their own high-quality, proprietary equipment and cleansers and a better-than-average knowledge of factory-applied clear coat, base coat and primer and what works best when cleaning them.

Like Fishman when he was inspired to start WashMyCar, any Arlington residents live in dwellings that do not make outdoor hoses available for washing cars and trucks. Fishman and Badic solved that problem with what he calls “a two-bucket method” of washing.

“We use two to three gallons of water, which is very low water consumption for a car wash,” he says. “So it’s eco-friendly, which was important to us. There’s virtually no water run-off. And we don’t need a hose. It takes a little longer than if we used a hose, but it’s worth it.”

The car doesn’t have to be outdoors, even: WashMyCar can wash your car in a garage. And the vehicle owner does not need to be present at the time of the wash, unless they want interior cleaning, and even then if arrangements are made for opening the car, they don’t have to be there for that.

For more information see the WashMyCar website or Facebook page. Contact WashMyCar at 202-810-9274 or [email protected].

The preceding was a sponsored business profile written by Buzz McClain.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0

Arlington Travel Baseball (ATB) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth baseball organization that provides an opportunity for players ages 9-12U to acquire superior skills through higher levels of competition. ATB is seeking head and assistant coaches who have a passion for the game and want to join a “winning” team. Ideally, we are in search of former college baseball players who want to teach the game they grew up playing

Coaches will be compensated a competitive wage and required to pass a background check. Coaching experience is a plus but not required and training is available as needed. Coaches will report to the Director of Player Development, who will set team goals and assist with practice plans and specific skills development.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Manage the day to day field activities of the team. Teaching relevant skills, tactics and techniques.
  • Arrive on time and have a practice plan for each practice.
  • Lead the team at all regular season, playoff and tournament games.
  • Coach in a positive manner. (Coaches will have coach of conduct form)
  • Communicate with Team General Manager with administrative needs of team.
  • Prepare the players for the physical and mental challenges of competitive baseball.
  • Identify player strengths and weaknesses and provide progress reports at end of summer season.
  • Attend annual tryouts in June and July

If you’re interested or know someone who might be please contact us at [email protected] or call 703-801-6297.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 14, 2017 at 6:00 am 0

Ballston-based Mobile Posse is seeking talented and motivated professionals to join their fast growing mobile software company. Join an awesome team and amazing Silicon Valley start-up like work environment – featuring a ping pong and foosball table, free lunch Tuesdays, Cold Brew on tap, a fully stocked kitchen with soft drinks and snacks, on-site gym, and much more.

Mobile Posse is 11 years old, but remains a startup at heart despite being a top 10 mobile content publisher with software used by millions of smartphone users. We are a PROFITABLE, emerging company that is changing the mobile journey and smartphone usage as we know it.

Your Beliefs & Characteristics:

  • Willing to contribute to all phases of development
  • Understands commitment does not end once code has been deployed to production
  • Obsessed with producing clean, maintainable and efficient code
  • Communicates effectively – including listening and nonverbal communication
  • A desire to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Equipped a positive, can-do attitude
  • Wants to win

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience in Mobile Technologies
  • Experience with Cloud Framework(AWS)
  • Experience with scale/big data
  • Preferred: BS/MS degree
  • Keeps up with new technologies

If you are ready to be part of a company that is breaking barriers and forging a new future for smartphones, check out our specific job listings on our website and submit an application.

We offer a competitive salary with full benefits, equity, 401(k), and tons of fun. Candidate must be based in our Ballston office.

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